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Harry Clarke’s illustrations for Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Imagination.

Also a memorial from George R R Martin here.

McCauley was a literary agent, but as an editor his landmark horror/dark fantasy anthology Dark Forces changed my life in 1980. It remains, to my mind, the single greatest collection of original short stories in the genre.

Cigarette Burns host "Brit grot genius Pete Walker retrospective HOUSE OF WALKER at the Barbican" this November.

"In the latter half of next year, Spectral Press will be publishing a book which will look at the influence of the great British innovator and writer of some of the most groundbreaking science fiction and horror television of the fifties, sixties, and seventies: We are the Martians – The Legacy of Nigel Kneale, edited by Neil Snowdon. A book of this nature has long been overdue. Well-known names are contributing to this volume, including Kim Newman, Ramsey Campbell, Tim Lucas, Stephen Volk, and many more, who will take an in-depth look at how Kneale’s work shaped their own writings as well as looking at the broader genre mediascape. There will be articles, essays, and interviews, and in the limited hardback edition we will be publishing for the first time one of Kneale’s unproduced screenplays. The concept artwork for the tome has been created by David Chatton Barker, and is reproduced above…"

Google Doodle celebrates Sheridan Le Fanu - “an Irish writer of Gothic tales and mystery novels. He was the leading ghost-story writer of the nineteenth century and was central to the development of the genre in the Victorian era. Three of his best known works are Uncle Silas, “Carmilla” and The House by the Churchyard.”



Award-winning horror writer David Nickle has been repeatedly frustrated in his attempts to have a frank and serious discussion of HP Lovecraft’s undeniable racism; people want to hand-wave it as being a product of Lovecraft’s times, but it is inseparable from Lovecraft’s fiction.

Nickle’s novel Eutopia is a chilling horror story about the American eugenics movement, which Lovecraft embraced. As he persuasively argues, Lovecraft’s belief in eugenics was not mainstream by any means, even in his day, and it is infused through Lovecraft’s work — what would “Call of Cthulhu” be without the “eugenically unfit denizens of the bayou or ‘primitive’ island cultures whose religious practises amount to a kind of proactive nihilism”?

Nickle’s essay on the subject is occasioned by a movement to replace HP Lovecraft’s likeness on the World Fantasy Award with a likeness of Octavia Butler — not to erase Lovecraft from the genre’s history, but to acknowledge the long-neglected contributions of diverse writers to the field. As Nickle writes, Lovecraft’s texts are foundational to horror and fantasy, but unless we confront and acknowledge the problematic aspects of them, we can’t unpick them and understand them for what makes them tick.

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Night of the Demon (1957)


Night of the Demon (1957)


A couple ghost stories.

The Innocents, Carnival of Souls

The Descent (Neil Marshall, 2005)

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